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Our rigorous Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum integrates didactic education with a clinical program that includes more than 90 weeks of clinical internships. Our graduates consistently achieve a near-perfect pass rate on licensing exams and enter the job market with significant internship and clinical experience that sets them apart (see program outcomes).

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DPT Ranking

Pitt's DPT program is currently ranked 1st in the nation based on the most recent surveys of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report. No other program ranks higher within the state of Pennsylvania.

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Why Choose Pitt DPT?

Aside from being highly ranked, here are some other reasons to study Physical Therapy at Pitt!

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Learn more about Pitt's DPT program, its clinical component and excellent student outcomes.

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Find detailed information on the admission requirements necessary to apply to the DPT program.

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View the curriculum, clinical schedule and the diverse education opportunities available to students in the DPT program.

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Program Outcomes

Learn more about our track record of success. View our DPT program outcomes.

  • 1st
    Ranked DPT Program in the US